Behind the Levee

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Behind the Levee
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 24, 2006
RecordedMay 2005
GenreAmericana, swamp rock, roots rock, Southern rock, New Orleans R&B, cajun/zydeco, country soul
LabelBack Porch
The Subdudes chronology
Miracle Mule
Behind the Levee
Street Symphony

Behind the Levee is the sixth studio album by The Subdudes, released in 2006. As usual for the band their music combines rock, folk, R&B, soul, funk, gospel, blues, cajun, zydeco. The album was produced by noted blues musician Keb'Mo. It was featured special guest stars: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band horns on two tracks and Rosie Ledet on duet vocal with Tommy Malone on one track.


The Allmusic review by Adam Greenberg awarded the album 3½ stars stating "This is basic New Orleans funky, bluesy rock & roll.... There's probably not anything new here stylistically, but that's really the key. The music is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, conserved but energetic. It's not an adventurous sound the band is after here, but it's a terrific album full of fundamentals with quality performances all around.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Papa Dukie and the Mud People" (Steve Amedée, Tim Cook, John Magnie, Tommy Malone) – 4:10
  2. "Next to Me" (Magnie, Malone) – 4:17
  3. "No Vacancy" (Magnie, Malone) – 2:28
  4. "One World (Peace)" (Magnie, Malone) – 3:25
  5. "Social Aid and Pleasure Club" (Kevin Moore) – 3:27
  6. "Time for the Sun to Rise" (Earl King) – 6:11
  7. "Let's Play" (Amedée, Cook, Magnie, Malone) – 3:38
  8. "Looking at You" (Amedée, Cook, Magnie, Malone) – 4:16
  9. "Keep My Feet Upon the Ground" (Malone) – 4:05
  10. "Prayer of Love" (Amedée) – 4:19



  1. ^ a b Greenberg, A. Allmusic Review accessed December 24, 2010